From medieval to magnifique (not that Bruges isn’t stunning), the train route from Bruges to Paris lets you go from old-world charm to the bright lights of the French capital. Explore the beautifully quaint cobbled streets and enchanting canals of the Belgian city before heading to romantic Paris, all by magic. Well, by train, but we think a 2.5 hour trip on a Thalys train, complete with free WiFi, on-board restaurant and three comfort classes is pretty mystical.
Step off in the heart of Paris, where you can reminisce over the canals you were exploring only 2 hours ago over some delectable French cuisine, or even some noodles - did you know Paris’ Chinatown is the largest in Europe? The Eiffel Tower awaits, as does the Louvre, but if you’re really missing waterside living, Paris can still provide, try taking a cruise down Saint Martin's Canal. Read more about this fabulous route below.
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/h and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bruges (Brugge) and Paris is 2 hours and 55 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris is 2 hours and 28 minutes.
Train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris can start from as little as €45.10 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris. Travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris leaves at 04:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris leaves at 20:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris cover a distance of around 268km during the journey.